Obamas Inauguration by MSNBC

MSNBC really made an effort for the inauguration of Barack Obama. The Photosynth website is hosting photosynths from the inaugural stands an a LiveSearchMaps application online. If you’re not familiar with with the incredible technique of Photosynth let Microsoft LiveLab descibe it to you:

Synths constitute an entirely new visual medium. Photosynth analyzes each photo for similarities to the others, and uses that data to build a model of where the photos were taken. It then re-creates the environment and uses that as a canvas on which to display the photos.

By the way: CNN presented it’s own Photosynth application on a multi-touch table combining to cutting edge technologies in mainstream television.

Furthermore MSNBC has introduced a new video player including transcripts with the ability to jump through the video using the text as a navigation tool… but there’s more: use text selection to make a snippet from the video stream and implement it everywhere.

To learn more about the project around the capturing of the inauguration read the official blogpost.

To learn more about the possibilities of Photosynth, go to the project site from LiveLabs, watch the TED talk where the technique was first introduced by Blaise Agüera.

Hat tip to Nathan from FlowingData

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